Tuesday, December 4, 2012

CHRISTMAS SERIES 2012 ... and my thoughts on ideas





Christmas can be so

wonderful

stressful

delightful

exhausting

perfect

                 and sometimes, all of the above.

This Christmas, I want to do a short series ... my gift to you, my sweet readers. My Christmas series will have four parts: 

1. Silent night ~ my ideas for enjoying some quiet moments this season.

2. Holy night ~ my ideas for embracing the gift of Christ this season.

3. All is calm ~ my ideas for keeping your sanity this season.

4. All is bright ~ my ideas for enjoying the fun of this season.

At this wonderful time of the year, my mind can go a little crazy ... because I love ideas

Remember, you do not have to be overwhelmed by ideas, or let them make you feel guilty.

Ideas can be fun, if you evaluate each one for your family, stage of life, energy level etc. (See, I even have ideas about ideas.)

Here are three proper responses to my (or Pinterest, your favorite blogger, or your mom.in.law's) ideas:

1. "I love that idea." Take the idea and use it, because it works for you, just as it is.

2. "I hate that idea." If you know an idea will not work for you, your kids, your house, your schedule - say no to the idea. No guilt, just forget it and move on.

3. "This idea is intriguing to me, but is not quite right." Make changes to this idea. Adapt it to be shorter, longer, less expensive, easier, more complicated etc. Then it will be just right for you. 

Get the idea? :-)

Well, I am off to write down these ideas that are swirling around my head ... before I forget them. I will be back soon to share them with you.

For more great ideas, check out the sweet Soli sisters.   


   

23 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a series! Great advice when getting ideas from the web and from well-meaning family and friends. When we feel compelled to take everyone's advice, I think we end up so very stressed. I love your admonition to just move on without guilt if an idea is just not right!

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  2. I'm eagerly awaiting your ideas--whether I use them or move on without guilt--I shall treasure them.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  3. you are your series rock my world. anything with a number in front or a bullet point, and i'm allll in!!

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  4. Sometimes I have so many ideas swimming around in my head I wish I could just turn them all off! Can't wait to see what you have to share. Have a good rest of the week!

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  5. I have lists upon lists ~ thoughts and ideas so I am right there with you! Cannot wait to see your upcoming posts.

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  6. Ahh.. I love a great idea- and better yet if I haven't had to concoct it. Looking forward to your posts, friend!

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  7. Looking forward to your ideas!

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  8. Glenda - I just LOVE YOU. This is such a wonderful . . . IDEA. Nicely laid out, kindly offered and I look forward to your good words about each one. Thank you.

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  9. me too! i agree with diana
    can't wait to see what you share..you always offer such practical advice
    and i still smile when i think of your comment about my dark polish making me happy...lol!
    happy Wednesday friend
    xo

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  10. You are full of helpful, practical ideas - look forward to your little series!

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  11. First off, a belated Happy Anniversary to you! Sorry I'm late with that and you couldn't have chosen a better city than NOLA to celebrate. Love it!
    As for this post, I'm so looking forward to your ideas. There are bound to be some great ones to use and I thank you in advance, my friend!

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  12. Looking forward to your series, what a great idea!

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  13. I love this idea for series and, oh! How I love me some Christmas!

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  14. i want all those things...a holy, silent, calm and bright night. is that possible?!! i'm hoping and praying it is:)

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  15. I'll definitely be back to hear the rest of your ideas. This should make for a great series of posts. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  16. I'm excited to read your ideas. You always have such good ones! I'm feeling some stress this year because I have some writing to finish up (hopefully this week). Shopping is almost done and I can focus on sewing and wrapping.

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  17. Oh Wonderful!!!! Can't wait to read more. I could use some practical ways to
    plan better during this time.

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  18. Glenda, you always have the best ideas, tips, suggestions. I don't have the same kind of stress at Christmas other folks have. I make most of my gifts, send fruit to the rest and only put up wreaths and creches for decorations. No guilt here; it's a wasteful emotion.

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  19. I love your ideas....will be thrilled to read more!

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  20. Looking forward to your wonderful ideas!! Blessings.

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  21. I love this Glenda, so helpful. My problem is often that I have TOO many ideas and I have to somehow shut them off so that I can live life with my priorities in proper perspective! So many times my brain is just flooded with ideas and I have to tell myself STOP! :)

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